Stephen Martin is a native of Lakeland and comes from a family that has practiced law in Polk, Hilllsborough and Duval Counties for ninety years. He graduated from Florida State University and went to Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. On graduation, he joined the family firm of Martin and Martin with his father and brothers.
The Law Firm of Stephen M. Martin, P.A., was opened on October 1, 1988. Over the years, the firm has represented large businesses such as Adams Packing, Lake Wales Citrus Growers, Jim Adams Ford; various home owners associations; has closed 100s of real estate transactions and has engaged in the practice of Elder Law since 1999. Over the years Mr. Martin gained experience in civil litigation, municipal law, criminal law, property tax, labor law and environmental law. The firm practices primarily in the areas of business law, real property, civil litigation and elder law. Under the umbrella of elder law come Medicaid planning, trusts and wills and guardianship.
The chief complaints heard about attorneys is that they don’t return your calls and are slow to get things done. At Stephen M. Martin, P.A we don’t hear those complaints because we stay in touch with clients and getting your work done immediately is as important to us as to you. Mr. Martin understands that one of the most important things an attorney can do is listen. Often a problem can be solved with one consultation.
Mr. Martin has been a member of various charitable and civic boards including Campfire, the City of Lakeland Variance Board and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Florida Bar Client Compensation Fund.